Myths of Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure
September 9 is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. The core message of FASD Awareness Day is for women to not drink alcohol when pregnant. For many adoptive parents and pre-adoptive parents and their children, this message comes too late.
Many adoptive parents or those considering adoption are in the position of having to decide whether they are the right family to adopt a child whose mother did drink alcohol and/or use drugs during her pregnancy. They need to look clearly at the many myths that surround the impact of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy.
Please share this on your social media in honor of FASD Awareness Day. First published in 2015. Republished in 2017.